President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday swore in former Inspector-General of Police, Musiliu Smith, as chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC)
He takes over from Mike Okiro, who was also a former Inspector-General of Police.
The president performed the ceremony shortly before this week’s meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) was due to commence.
Also sworn in were Clara Ogunbiyi (full-time commissioner) from the north-east, representing the judicial community; retired Assistant Inspector-General of Police Lawal Bawa (full-time commissioner) from north-west, representing the Police community; Mohammed Najatu (member) from the north-west, representing women on the commission, Braimoh Adogame Austin, (member) from the South-South, representing the media community, Rommy Mom (member) from North Central, representing human rights and Dr. Nkemka Jombo-Ofo (member) from South East.
Mr. Festus Okoye was also sworn in as a National Electoral Commissioner of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), representing South East.